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Ohio 's Team Strength
Produces Swim Victory

Dailyl Sports IEditor

Unknowns' Accomi
Wolverine Defeat N
By Clark :Baker
Daily Sports Editor
If there were any questions la
week about the outcome of the Co
ference swimming meet over t
week-end, Ohio State came up wi
all the answers.
In losing the crown to the Buc
eyes for the second time in the pa
decade, the Wolverines suffered th
worst Conference defeat in Ma
Mann's reign as Maize and Blue me
tor. All told the Buckeyes amassed
points while Michigan totalled on
Ohio State showed amazing tea
strength by placing at least to
point-winners in five of the sev
individual events and winning bo
relays. The Buckeyes had be
figured to monopolize the firsts bi
it was the Ohioan's "unknowns" wi
made the victory decisive.
Seconds, Thirds Add Up
Lenny Adh took a third in th
220-yard freestyle and added a four
in the 440. Steve Grimm captured
pair of fifth spots in the same even
for Coach Mike Peppe's crew. Ea
Trumble took second place behir
teaimate Jim Counsilman in t
200-yard breast stroke.
Ted Hobert added two points I
the Ohio State total with a third i
Wrestlers Gain
Big Ten Third;
Finish' Schedule
Champion Court-right
ryas Unbeaten Record
Swinging into its last and final le
of the 1945-6 season, Michigan
wrestling team walked off with thir
place last Saturday night in th
Western Conference Meet held at th
University of Illinois.
Illinois, with many of her pre-wa
grapplers back from the services, too
top honors and is the newly crowne
Big Ten Wrestling champion. Thre
first places were enough to do th
trck for the Illini. Second place wn
to Indiana, whose wrestlers took tw
first and two seconds for 27 poins
The Wolverines two firsts andt
fourth were good enough for thin
Smith Dins Puchanny
Michigan's first points were gar
nered in the 136 pound class. Wayn
Smith, wrestling this season for th
first time in collegiate competition
pinned Dick Puchanny of Indiana i
1:27 of the second period, anid thu
is the Big Ten champ at 136 pounds
The next Wolverine to win a titl
fort the Maize anid Blue was Bil
Courtright, former conference cham
at 165 pound. Starting off this yea:
at 165, Coach Keen shifted "Corkey'
to the starting 155 pound position a
mid-season. Courtright won all o
his mat ches at this weight, and wen
to take the conference crown. A
Champaign he pinned all his com
petitors, winning the title from Do
Kramer of Minnesota by a fall i
Wolverines Nose Out Buckeyes
George Chaimes gave Michigan it
one point over Ohio State. It ww
Chiames' fourth place in the 165
pound class that meant third fo
Michigan in the Conference.
Chaimes, who did not have an
previous experience as a wrestler
came out for the squad at the clos
of the football schedule. Under th
careful tutalage of coach Keen, h
improved rapidly as a grappler
which can be seen by his fourth plac
victory at Champaign.
Montreal Leads

Hockey Teams
Boston Ousts Toronto
From Play-Off Tilts
All play-off spots were practically
cinched over the weekend in the Na-
tional Hockey League with the Mon-
treal Canadiens almost a sure bet to
take top honors for the third straight
year, as the teams begin the final
week of regular play.
The Canadiens, by virtue of victor-
ies over Toronto and Chicago in-
creased their lead to six points over
the Boston Bruins. A victory over the
will give Montreal the title. Mean-
while Boston retained a slim one-
point margin over the Blackhawks
and four over fourth place Detroit.
Toronto was eliminated from the
play-offs by Boston Sunday night.
The Maple Leafs are now eight points
behind the Red Wings and have only
three games remaining.
National League Standings

Almost Half of Total;
in Mann's Regime

EDITOR'S NOTE: This column was written by Walt Klee, Daily Sports Night Editor,
the 50-yard freestyle and then led off who covered the Conference track meet last week-end at Chicago.
the victorious Buckeye 400-yard LOSING TRACK meets to Illinois by two-thirds of a point is getting to be
freestyle relay quartet. Two other somewhat of a bad habit for Michigan's talented group of thinclads. The
"unknowns", Bill Zemer and Don ' margin that decided the Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships last
Coolahan, also swam for the Buck- week-end was the same that decided the dual meet between the two teams
eye quartet. Coolahan anchored the last month here in Ann Arbor.
300-yard medley relay team.}
I ill Wins TwooAlthough Coach Leo Johnson's teamn certainly deserved to win the
In all Peppe's little publicized team first team title over the week-end for their coach one can easily see how
members were responsible for 33 of the meet could have gone the other way.
the Buckeye's 75-point total. Only
double-winner, and probably the Ken Doherty, Michigan's track coach, in deciding on the entries he
meet's outstanding individual swim- would make, chose the men who, if things broke exactly right, would have
mier, was Buckeye Jack Hill who took given Michigan its fourth straight title. As always happens the breaks went
the 220- and 440-yard freestyle the wrong way and unforeseen things came into being, and as a result Illi-
marathons. Friday night Hill missed oswnisithile
the Conference 440 record by a tenth
of a second in spashing to a fast THE MEET was actually decided in the first event on Saturday's schedule.
4:47.1' Michigan was conceded the first two places in the mile, which would
Illinois' John Haulenbeek pulled an have meant nine points and the team title. Ohio State's Bill Clifford came
unusual iron-man stunt, swimming up with the upset of the meet when he defeated Bob Hume after a brilliant
yard breast stroke. Haulenbeek took duel. The two milers set the pace for seven laps with Hume leading almost
first in the 50, second in the 100 and all the way. Then on the back stretch of the final lap the Buckeye came
fifth in the breast stroke to account through with a kick that spelled the Wolverine defeat.
for all of the Illini's 11 points.
.j.Another event went the wrong way for the Maize and Blue. Wiscon-
Veteran Takes Diving Title sin's Lloyd LaBeach was the favorite in the 60-yard dash because of his
ped back from an Army Air Force record up to the meet. In Friday's qualifying heat the Badger turned
accident that nearly ended his athle- in the best time of the entire meet to further his rank of the favorite.
tic career, to capture the diving event Then on Saturday he failed to live up to expectations as he only man-
from his teammate, Ted Cristakos. naged to finish third, behind Illinois' Bill Mathis and Jack Pierce, giving
Anderson didn't look so good last the Illini two more valuable points.
month against Michigan at Columbus
but made up for that performance at Although the officiating at the meet was on the whole of the very best
Minneapolis. caliber, even it has been named as the cause of Michigan's defeat. It is cer-
Wolverine Coach Matt Mann had tain that the judges called the meet as they saw them. Yet several overserv-+
little to say. "We really took a beat- ers swear that-they erred in their decision in the 75-yard hurdles.
ing, didn't we?" he asked. "Mike's
squad (Ohio State) was hot. Our boys T THE time of the event the Wolverines were two points in the lead and
were a little too tense. With a year every point counted. The official results placed George Walker in first, Ray'
of competition behind them, they Tharp of Minnesota in second and Elmer Swanson in third place. In the'
ought to make it interesting for opinion of several observers. Swanson had beaten out the Gopher by at
Ohio." least a foot.
Breast stoker Bob Sohl had a tough
break.. The Wolverine freshman set Any one of the three above named incidents, had they not happened,
the best time for the 200-yard dis- would have changed the final result of the meet. Yet Michigan cannot feel
tance in the preliminary trials only disappointed. The Wolverines did much better than anyone thought they,
to be disqualified for using an illegal would. This was Illinois year, and they proved that Saturday night.,
leg kick. Bob Matters scored the only Several Wolverines deserve praise for their outstanding contribu-
Wolverine points in the breast strokess
with a fourth spot. tion to the ,Wolverine cause. Herb Barten, half-mile title holder in his
Two lMleets Remain first year of college competition, ran a nearly perfect race. He broke
A pair of meets are still remaining slowly and remained in the pack for two laps, while Archie Parsons and
on the Michigan 1946 slate. March 20 Ohio State's Clifford set the pace. Then coming into the stretch in the
the Wolverines will clash with Wayne final lap Barten put on a terrific burst of speed and finished going away.
University's swimmers at Detroit
Northwestern High School pool. The CHARLIE BIRDSALL, the only other Wolverine to win an individual title.
meet had originally been scheduled ran a brilliant two-mile after a tw6 week layoff from practice. Birdsall
for March 22 but was moved ahead. was paced by Vic Twomey, Big Ten cross-country champion, in the earlyt
Final showing for the Maize and laps. On the 13th lap the Maize and Blue star put on the speed to finish 20°
Blue natators will come March 29 yards ahead of his nearest competitor, Ross Hume, Dean Voegtlen placedi
and 30 when Mann takes his tankers fourth in the event which gave the Wolverines 11 points.l
to Annapolis, Md., for the. NCAA
championships. A few words of praise must go to the ;Hume twins. Ross and Bob

Michigan Sextet
Coneludes Best,
Longest Season
MacMillan's 29 Goals
Win Scoring ;Honors
Michigan's hockey team scored an
impressive 10-0 victory over Michigan
Tech last Saturday night to bring a
fitting end to the best puck season in
Maize and Blue history.
While playing 25 games, which
comprised the longest and most haz-
ardous schedule in Michigan hockey
-nnals, the 1945-46 sextet established
i reputation as one of the best col-
tegiate squads in the country. The
eecords indicate that Coach Vic Hey-
'iger's latest edition certainly merited
shis distinction.
Records Fall
Several records were shattered by
phis year's pucksters. With 17 wins to'
-heir credit,' the Wolverines surpassed
the old mark of 13 triumphs which
was made in 1938. That same season,
76 goals were tallied which was the
ill time peak until this season. The
)ooks now show that the 1945-46 sex-
°et creashed its opponents nets 168
On Jan. 5, when the Wolverines de-
,isively defeated the Sarnia Hockey
Club, 16-2, they set three new marks.
it was the first time that any Maize
and Blue squad has scored as many as
16 goals in a single game, nine tallies
in one period, and five goals in less
han four and a half minutes.
MacMillan Top Goal-Getter
Gord MacMillan was the team's top
;oal-getter, scoring 29 markers, with
runner-up honors going to Wally
Grant who managed to net 25 goals.
Al Renfrew and Wally Gacek tied for
hird spot with 24 goals each. Neil
Celley and Bill Jacobson tied with 18
markers, to round out the leaders for
the Maize and Blue.
Throughout the season, Heyliger
was able to alternate two forward
lines composed of MacMillan. Jacob-
son, Renfrew, and Grant, Gacek, Cel-
ley. Michigan's puck mentor said that
these two front walls played fine all
season, and especially singled out
Renfrew who participated in the last
seven tilts with a broken wrist.
Hill, Marshall Top Defensively
Heyliger, commenting on the Wol-
verine defensemen, said that Captain
Connie Hill had an outstanding sea-
son, not only ably filling his position
at right defense, but also was good
offensively. The Wolverine puck
mentor mentioned that Bob Marshall,
the big popular Michigan defenseman
had a great year despite the fact that
he was hampered by illness and in-
Concerning the 1946-47 schedule,
there is a possibility that Michigan
will encounter several eastern squads.
Dartmouth, Colgate, and Army may
fill the bill next season at the Coli-


e Yankees,Cars
zs rawCapacity
" Crowds in South
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 11
Lt -VP)-We saw what could have been
f either a preview or a review of a
itWorld Series game at Waterfront
Par, dand in speaking of a review we
t hasten to explain it was not a review
n of a 1945 World Series game. Particu-
n larly the sixth game. That contest
n probably will be pointed to as the
horrible example as years go by, a sort
of baseball black sheep to be spoken
s of behind cupped hands.
This game matched the St. Louis
r Cardinals and the New York Yankees,
The preview angle is that they could
y very well meet in the 1946 series. The
review might be that of a 1942 Series
e game, as there were enough men on
e each team who played in that year to
e bring on an acute case of nostalgia.
Fellows such as Joe DiMaggio and
e Charley Keller and Phila Rizzuto and
Joe Gordon and Spud Chandler and
Terry Moore and Enos Slaughter and
Howie Pollet
The most amazing thing to us about
the game was the crowd. Anyone ex-
pecting attendance records being
shattered this year would have found
comfort in the interest shown here.
It was the first exhibition game for
the Cardinals and the first here for
either team.
Plus, irates,
'Yanks Tri~umph
MIAMI BEACH, Fla., March 11-
()-The Philadelphia Phillies today,
nipped the Brooklyn Dodgers 5 to 4
in an exhibition .game before grand-
stands filled to their capacity of
11-1(,) - The Pittsburgh Pirates
team defeated the Los Angeles Angels
in a loose contest today 13 to 8.
Rookie Al Mackey, son of Leo Mack-
ey, Pirate coach, worked the last
three innings, allowing only one hitI
and coming through with a single
of his own.
St. Petersburg, Fla., March 11-
1 (A)-Home Runs by Johnny Sturm
ndn Joe DIM o'o'in- thf1.1 t++~v'q hi,

are entered in the Medical School this year and have given track only
second consideration to their studies. Without the benefits of every day
practice, the "dead heat twins" ran in the meet for the Wolverines, al-
though they knew they couldn't repeat their feats of f6rmer years. Bob
took a second in the mile in the good time of 4:24 (unofficial) while Ross
took a second in the two-mile.
Credit must also go to Chuck Lauritsen for his second in the pole vault.
Lauritsen flew to Chicago for the Championships with Birdsall. Both track-
men have been on active duty with the Navy for the past two weeks and
have not had the advantage of every day practice:
IN THE final analysis, however, all credit must go to the Wolverine thin-
clads. Michigan went into the meet as a definite underdog. That was the
general consensus of opinion. Yet at Chicago, Coach Doherty's men per-
formed at their peak. Of the 24 performers, 18 of them turned in their top
efforts of the year.
A peculiar note to the meet is the fact that the only two men who
set or tied records will not be running for the United States in the com-
ing Olympics. Herb McKenley, whose brilliant :48.1 in the quarter-mile,
and LaBeach, who leaped 24 ft. 3 in. in the broad jump are both from
Jamaica, which is a British possession. Therefore two outstanding West-
ern Conference Trackmen will run under the Union Jack.
ILLINOIS and Michigan are undoubtedly the two strongest teams in the
country, and for that matter the strongest teams in the history of the
Western Conference. The 57%2 and 56 5 /6 points are the second and third
highest point totals in the 36 year history of the Championships.
Tgers efeate


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Sports Notices
All candidates who ire interested
in competing for the varsity golf team
should report between 2:00 p.m. and
4:30 p.m. today at the I. M. building.
Candidates for varsity tennis team
should report to the Sports Building
at 1:00 p.m. any day this week.
All men interested in varsity track
are invited to a meeting Wednesday,
March 13 at 5:10 p.m. Previous ex-
perience is not necessary.
Give to the Red Cross

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By Indians, 4-3
Rookie's Homer Ends
Extra-Inning Contest
CLEARWATER, Fla., Mar. 11-(')
-Rookie pitcher Winslow (Winky)
Stroupe bashed a 12th inning hame
run over the 290-foot right field
screen here today as the Cleveland
Indians took a 4 to 3 victory from the
World Champion Detroit Tigers in
their opening exhibition game at
Stroupe, who worked six innings as
the third Cleveland hurler, scattered
four of Detroit's eight hits and
yielded two of the Tiger runs.
Tommy Bridges, Stubby Overmire,
Louis Jretlow and Virgil Trucks of
the Tigers fielded eight hits. Trucks,
who served up Stroupe's home run
ball, was the losing pitcher.
Walter (Hoot) Evers, stellar Tiger
center fielder, doubled home the run
that tied the score at 3-all in the
enghth and threw out Gene Woodling
trying to score the winning run after
an outfield fly in the Tribe half of
the same inning.
Dick Wakefield, Detroit outfielder,
missed the game with a pulled groin
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